The 26th race in LeMons history took place at Michigan's Gingerman Raceway last weekend, and we saw plenty of LeMons firsts. For example, the first one-speed "automatic" transmission, and the first twin-turbocharged, mid-engined full-size van. Madness!
Is it possible for a $300 Volkswagen Quantum Syncro to survive all weekend in a road-course endurance race? No. How about taking 9th place overall, in front of E30s, RX-7s, Integras, and other allegedly faster cars? Again, and emphatically, no.
A Honda Civic has taken the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons race before, but the Civic's two-seater cousin had never accomplished this feat... until today.
Some 24 Hours of LeMons teams simply give up when faced with mechanical woes; we've seen teams load the car on the trailer after a fuel pump failure. Not so with Police Brutality!
After a long, cold, windy day of Michigan-style endurance racing, we've got a CRX in the lead, a Neon in second... and a Merkur XR4Ti and Ghostbusters Volvo wagon in the top ten.
With only about 57 entries showing up to the first-ever LeMons event at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, the LeMons Supreme Court was able to scrutinize each entry with extra suspicion.
Whether your team is considering a run at the overall win or the Index Of Effluency at the 24 Hours Of LeMons, it helps to know which cars have had success in the past.
Some heroic late-night wrenching — and a quick trip an hour north to Detroit — after yesterday's disastrous loss of a front wheel — has helped the #99 Celica get back on the track here at the Toledo-Detroit LeMons race. Jalopnik intern Andy Didorosi was at the helm when the Celica (and its Swedish roof) hit the track…